Shapton is one of the most reputable and highly-recommended whetstone makers in the world, and that's a testament to their quality. The Shapton Kuromaku series (often called "Shapton Pro" in the west) are versatile, professional-quality whetstones that are also suitable for beginners.
This 1500-grit whetstone is suitable for many sharpening applications and can be used on knives, sickles, chisels, planer blades, hatchets, and more. This is helpful for regular maintenance and sharpening of knives that are in good condition, but a bit dull. If your knife is very dull or damaged, it's wise to start with a coarse grit stone to repair the edge.
The Shapton Kuromaku 1500-grit ceramic whetstone is said to be comparable to a 1000-grit soaking stone. For this reason, it's highly recommended as a stone for general sharpening. 1000-1500 grit is typically all you need for home kitchen knives, axes, and planer blades.
- Soak the stone for 5 minutes before the first use.
- Soak for 30 seconds before subsequent uses (optional).
- Sharpen your knife on the stone, occasionally sprinkling water to keep the stone wet.
- Wash and dry your knife.
- Gently rinse your whetstone under clean water and air-dry completely before storing.
- Model: K0707
- Size: 210×70×15mm
- Grit: 1500
- Made in Japan